[D] How can neural nets deal with cyclical values?
For example, if you wanted to encode months as real numbers, you could encode january as 0 and december as 11, but that doesn’t capture that december is closely related to january. How would you encode these kind of features? Months are just a toy example, but imagine a real numbered feature that has cyclical relationsip. e.g. range of (-1, 1) where -1 = 1.
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